AN AMERICAN GIRL

AN AMERICAN GIRL

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Sandra Bonura & Deborah Day
ISBN: 978-0-8248-3627-6
Date of Publication: 2012
Size: 6.25 x 9.25
Pages: 417
Binding: hard copy

Comments:
When twenty-three-year-old Carrie Prudence Winter caughter her first glimpse of Honolulu from aboard the Zealandia in October 1890, she had "never seen anything so beautiful." She has been traveling for two months since leaving her family home in Conneticut and was at least only a few miles from her final destination, Kawaiaha'o Female Seminary, a flourishing boarding school for Hawaiian girls. In generous excerpts from dozens of letters, Winter describes teaching and living with her pupils, her relationships with fellow teachers, and her encounters with Hawaiian royalty (in particular Kawaiaha'o enjoyed the patronage of Queen Lili'uokalani, whose adopted daughter was enrolled as a pupil) and members of influential missionary families, as well as ordinary citizens. She discusses the serious health concerns that irrevocably affected the lives of her students and took a keen interest in relaying the political turmoil that ended in the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the U.S. in 1898.

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